For some of us, feeling and looking your best may take more than applying the right skincare products. More often than not, cosmetic procedures are a saving grace for many who hope to achieve and maintain a youthful, vibrant appearance.
As you age, it can be tough to keep up with all your body's changes - You may begin to notice physical changes like excess fat in different body areas, including your face.
One of the most common struggles experienced by many is the appearance of fat beneath the chin (submental fat), more popularly known as a "double chin." Thankfully, there's a way to get rid of it with the help of Kybella®.
What Is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that is used to treat a double chin by dissolving fat cells in the submental area.
This injectable is made from a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occuring bile enzyme in the gut. The Kybella® treatment uses this acid to destroy fat cells by directly destroying the cell membrane.
Once destroyed, the cells can no longer accumulate or store fat and as a result, it can give you a more defined and enhanced profile. Moreover, since the treatment is minimally-invasive, it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes per session.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
Kybella® is a safe fat reduction treatment for patients who want to treat face, neck, or chin fat.
It’s ideal for people who have developed unwanted fullness in their jawline profile due to heredity, hormonal fluctuations, or weight gain.
It is also recommended for healthy adults over the age of 21 who are concerned about the appearance of a moderate amount of excess chin and neck fat.
What to Expect During a Kybella® Treatment
Just like other cosmetic procedures, your appointment will start with an assessment and anatomic analysis.
Your provider will also take photos of the treatment area to measure the progress later. During the treatment proper, you can expect the following:
Your provider will measure and mark the treatment area.
After that, the area will be sterilized and a numbing cream will be applied around 30 minutes before injecting to prevent any discomfort.
Once the treatment area is numb, your provider administers a series of injections depending on your desired results.
What Happens After the Treatment?
It’s normal to experience numbness, redness, and swelling for a few days after your Kybella® treatment. These are expected and should go away after some time.
Since Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells, it is also considered as a long-term fix for those who want to get rid of their double chins.
However, the remaining fat cells can still expand if you gain weight moving forward. Hence, it’s recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle and proper diet afterwards to keep your weight stable.
Join the growing number of our satisfied patients in Sedalia, Marshall, and Jefferson City, MO. Call us today and book a Kybella® appointment now.